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School board approves Del City stadium renovation

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District officials preview plans for Midwest City stadium project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del School Board members Monday night approved a $6.2 million renovation of Del City High School’s Robert Kalsu Stadium and previewed a similar proposal for Midwest City High School’s Rose Field during their monthly meeting. The Del City stadium project includes…

Representative Lowe to Moderate Judicial Forum Tonight

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jason Lowe announced plans to moderate an Oklahoma County District Judicial Forum tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Attorneys Charles Battle and Cynthia D’Antonio will moderate the event with Rep. Lowe.   The forum, which is free to the public, will feature Judge…

Substitute teacher arrested for soliciting sex from a minor

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A substitute teacher at Mid-Del Schools was arrested this morning for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor and exhibition of obscene materials to a minor. Darris Turner was a substitute teacher at multiple schools in the district since February 2018. He is no longer employed with the school district, officials said. The school district alerted…

School board approves Carl Albert stadium project

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School Board Monday night approved a $4 million project to renovate and expand Carl Albert High School’s Jim Harris Stadium during their monthly meeting. The project includes expanded seating, a new concession building and improvements to parking, the press box, locker rooms, playing surface, and exterior of the…

Anonymous phone call leads to dead body and murder arrest

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Midwest City police arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a homicide last weekend. A hysterical anonymous caller contacted Midwest City 911 early Saturday morning and frantically said “there was an emergency at the corner of Fairchild and W. Rickenbacker” and when officers responded they found a man dead inside.  The call came in around…

County FOP at odds with commissioner

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Maughan votes against school resource officer for Nicoma Park Over the last two months, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has submitted two memorandums of understanding for school resource officers for approval by the Board of County Commissioners. While both measures passed, one of the three county commissioners has voted a stern “no” on each. The…

Alumni break ground on memorial

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Community celebrates start of memorial project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A group of Midwest City High School alumni last Thursday broke ground on a memorial to honor 22 classmates that were killed in action during the Vietnam War. The outdoor memorial is being built on the south side of the high school, near the…

Construction starting soon on MCHS Vietnam Memorial

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Memorial set to open for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Construction of a new Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School is scheduled to begin next week. The outdoor memorial will be built on the south side of the high school, near the museum.  It is expected to be completed for Veterans Day…

Mid-Del seeks feedback on names

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School district asking public to suggest names for combined middle schools By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is asking for help picking a name, mascot and school colors for two of its middle schools. The district plans to reduce the number of middle schools from five to three, as part of the bond issue…

Police investigating shooting involving juveniles

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Midwest City police are investigating a shooting this morning involving four juveniles. Officers responded to shots fired at about 5:45 a.m. near Canton Place and Post Road, Police Chief Brandon Clabes said. Officers arrived and found a van that crashed into another vehicle.  Four juveniles fled the scene and were later found by police. One…

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School board approves Del City stadium renovation

District officials preview plans for Midwest City stadium project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del School Board members Monday night approved a $6.2 million renovation of Del City High School’s Robert Kalsu Stadium and previewed a similar proposal for Midwest City High School’s Rose Field during their monthly meeting. The Del City stadium project includes…

Representative Lowe to Moderate Judicial Forum Tonight

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jason Lowe announced plans to moderate an Oklahoma County District Judicial Forum tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Attorneys Charles Battle and Cynthia D’Antonio will moderate the event with Rep. Lowe.   The forum, which is free to the public, will feature Judge…

Area Sports

Del City weathers the swarm

Eagles outlast Choctaw in the rain, 22-20   Del City’s fifth-ranked Eagles were clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter as No. 8 Choctaw was on a mission to tie the game. Sophomore running back Corey Williams capped an aggressive Choctaw drive with a three-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes…

Champions never rest

Rogers ramps up offseason workouts in quest for repeat at state tournament By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Manny Rogers knows what it takes to win a state championship. The Del City standout wrestler ended his sophomore year on top of the medal stand with a gold medal around his neck. Now he’s working to make…

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